Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global burden of dengue is triple current estimates

The global burden of dengue infection is more than triple current estimates from the World Health Organization, according to a multinational study published today in the journal Nature.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

People movement drives dengue virus transmission

(Medical Xpress)—To stop the transmission of dengue, a mosquito-borne virus that threatens some 4 billion people worldwide, it's crucial to focus on people movement, not just on the traditional mosquito control-and-prevention ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ethiopia must do more to stop recurring chikungunya outbreaks

Ethiopia's second largest city, Dire Dawa, is dealing with a chikungunya fever outbreak. Around 20,000 cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection have been reported since the outbreak started in March 2019. This is the second ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Next plague outbreak in Madagascar could be 'stronger': WHO

The World Health Organization chief Wednesday said a deadly plague epidemic appeared to have been brought under control in Madagascar, but warned the next outbreak would likely be stronger.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadly sleeping sickness set to be eliminated in six years

Gambian sleeping sickness - a deadly parasitic disease spread by tsetse flies - could be eliminated in six years in key regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to new research by the University of Warwick.

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